Rated 3.5 out of 5Â by 37
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Ray6279 Pros & Cons
The Ryobi 18 Volt Cordless is a decent drill at the price point. We have purchased these drills for our employees for many years. The self-tightening chucks seem to slip quite often. Occasionally the chucks seem to be out of alignment and do not turn in perfect circles. Batteries wear out after about a year of service and are a major expense issue. Otherwise, the drill has survived falls from eight foot ladders. The torque and strength and 1600 RPM speed are quite sufficient. The load settings are simple and adequate for most projects. We use these drills daily with one battery in the charger as backup and rotation. The retail price point is the major draw for our firm. At the given retail we can employ these drills for designated period about one year and replace drill and batteries. Our experience has indicated that most cordless drills, even the higher priced, begin to fail in about twelve months given daily usage. Best bang for the buck.
March 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Tristanism1 Only lasted 9 months
I wanted to like this drill. And for awhile I did. I've owned two of these, and two of them have broken within a year of purchase. They both broke while drilling into some hard-ish wood...driving screws in. Something internal broke. The motor still works but whatever it is that connects the motor to the spinning part (I'm not super technical with my drill knowledge) broke. After the first one broke, I bought another, assuming it was just a defective one. But the same thing happened with the other one I bought. Anyway, when it was working this was great. But that's the problem...how long will the next one last? I think I'll buy a different brand elsewhere...
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dwanejb Fantastic Drill for the price!
This has been a fantastic drill for the price. Over the last year, I have remodeled our home that was recently sold. This drill has done it all, from building a new fence, to mixing mortar for 1200sf of tile flooring, replacing blinds, sheetrock, and fiberboard siding. Through it all, the two batteries have been plenty for me to consistently use. I'm a huge fan of Ryobi. Always the best bang for the buck!
August 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by James Great drill terrible batteries
You can charge the battery and in a few hours they go dead without using them ,when charged they only last a few minuets while in use after charging for hours
February 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Anthony Every House hold should have this drill
I began my remodel business in 1999 and bought expensive tools, like dewalt brand etc.wand after a few years of working i found my truck was broken into and all my expensive brand tools were stolen including drills, circular saws. etc.. I didnt have the money to back and buy those expensive tools all over again, so instead i bought Ryobi brand tools. Over the last 10 years i have gone thru 2 Ryobi drills and still have them. I have dropped them from the 3rd story window, i have dropped them in paint, i have run over one with my truck.. i cant believe how good these have held up..Kudos to Ryobi.. I just bought my third drill for one of my property bldings and it im sure i will have it for years...Great product.
September 16, 2014